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    Donald Trump Leaning Toward Extreme Militant John Bolton As Secretary Of State
    Nov15

    Donald Trump Leaning Toward Extreme Militant John Bolton As Secretary Of State

    WASHINGTON ― President-elect Donald Trump is leaning toward naming as secretary of state John Bolton, a bellicose enemy of Russia and Iran who is among the most hawkish members of the Republican foreign policy community, according to two sources familiar with Trump’s thinking.Bolton is the former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, but...

    Trump adviser linked to Turkish lobbying
    Nov15

    Trump adviser linked to Turkish lobbying

    Donald Trump wants to forbid his officials from lobbying for foreign governments, but one of his top national security advisers is being paid by a close ally of Turkey’s president. Retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, a vice chair of the Trump transition who is in the running for a top national security post in the new administration, runs a...

    Human Rights Watch founder: Trump encouraging European anti-Semites
    Nov15

    Human Rights Watch founder: Trump encouraging European anti-Semites

    THE HAGUE, Netherlands (JTA) — A founder of Human Rights Watch warned that Donald Trump’s election as U.S. president is encouraging anti-Semitism in Europe. Aryeh Neier, an American Jew who was born in Nazi Germany, addressed the issue on Sunday at a talk about philanthropy and anti-Semitism during an event organized by the Dutch...

    Trump and Putin are already talking about Syria
    Nov15

    Trump and Putin are already talking about Syria

    President Elect Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin discussed a “settlement for the crisis in Syria” over the phone Monday, according to a statement released by the Kremlin. The Kremlin also said that Putin and Trump agreed that current relations between their two countries was “unsatisfactory.” The call comes less than a week after...

    A 3-Step Strategy for Trump on Ukraine
    Nov15

    A 3-Step Strategy for Trump on Ukraine

    Jeffrey Burt, James Hitch, Peter Pettibone, Thomas Shillinglaw Security, Eurasia Trump is ideally positioned to construct an entirely new U.S.-Russian relationship. There are few higher foreign policy priorities for the new Trump Administration than addressing the highly disruptive and potentially catastrophic conflict brewing sinisterly in...

    Canada pressing ahead with Latvia mission despite concerns about NATO’s future
    Nov15

    Canada pressing ahead with Latvia mission despite concerns about NATO’s future

    Canada is pressing ahead with plans to deploy hundreds of troops to serve as a NATO buffer against Russia in eastern Europe, despite concerns about the military alliance’s future under the administration of Donald Trump. The president-elect repeatedly criticized NATO during the election campaign, calling it obsolete and warning that the...

    Putin, Trump Speak by Phone, Agree to Work to Improve Ties
    Nov15

    Putin, Trump Speak by Phone, Agree to Work to Improve Ties

    MOSCOW—Russian President Vladimir Putin and President-elect Donald Trump spoke over the phone Monday to discuss future efforts to improve the U.S.-Russian ties, the Kremlin and Trump’s office said. “President-elect Trump noted to President Putin that he is very much looking forward to having a strong and enduring relationship with Russia...

    ​Mashed potatoes standard fare in Russia’s food ban-hit restaurants
    Nov14

    ​Mashed potatoes standard fare in Russia’s food ban-hit restaurants

    Vladimir Putin’s attacks on Crimea sparked European sanctions so the president stopped food imports. …read more Source: Mail &...

    Latvian mission still on, despite doubts over NATO’s future
    Nov14

    Latvian mission still on, despite doubts over NATO’s future

    OTTAWA – Canada is pressing ahead with plans to deploy hundreds of troops to serve as a NATO buffer against Russia in eastern Europe, despite concerns about the military alliance’s future under the administration of Donald Trump. The president-elect repeatedly criticized NATO during the election campaign, calling it obsolete and warning...

    Steinmeier gets backing for German presidency
    Nov14

    Steinmeier gets backing for German presidency

    Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservatives agreed yesterday to back Social Democrat Frank-Walter Steinmeier as Germany’s next president, creating a vacancy at the foreign ministry at a critical moment in relations with Russia and the United States. Merkel’s camp had hoped to promote its own candidate but chose to back political...